Shadows of the Rose
Anniversary Collection
by Annette Gisby
Short story & novella collection
Cover design by Claudia McKinney Phatpuppyart
Paperback: Amazon | Amazon UK |  Lulu

Shadows of the Rose is a varied collection of short stories.

The Witch Hunter - a young girl is accused of sorcery and the witch hunter sent to condemn her is not as he seems. . .

Baby Blues - set in a future where family planning is controlled by the state and it is illegal to make love. . .

Free Falling - some friendly aliens have found the cure for most of human diseases, except for one-the one you have. . .

The Glass Guitar - Meg thinks a haunted guitar might be just the present for her musician boyfriend's birthday. . .

Shadows of the Rose - a lovers' tryst in a ruined abbey, but there is something not quite right - what's that there, hidden beneath the shadows of the rose?

This anniversary collection also features the two recent short stories, The Prince's Guard and Of Pets and Pleasures, which have never been in this collection before, although they are available separately as ebooks.


"This is a neat book of short stories in various genres that you will absolutely love. Annette Gisby immediately draws you into her world with each captivating story." - Reader review on Amazon

"Gisby manages to create highly memorable women with whom readers can relate. I was also impressed with Gisby's ability to successfully integrate romance and eroticism into her suspense stories. This is indeed an art that, at the hands of a less skilled writer, might appear awkward or forced. Gisby manages the task with ease and grace." - Karen Mueller Bryson, author of Hey, Dorothy We're not In Kansas Anymore and Where is Wonderland Anyway?

"While I am not a big fan of short story collections, every now and then I come across one worth reading. That is definitely true in this intriguing collection by Annette Gisby. Consisting of eleven short stories and a twelfth story that is novella in length, this collection provides some interesting and occasionally, very disturbing reading. Almost in all cases, mature themes are covered and this collection is intended for adults." - Kevin Tipple. Reviewers' Choice Yahoo Group and reader review on amazon.

Romancing the Soul
True Stories of finding your soulmate
Edited by Dorothy Thompson
Paperback: Amazon | BN

Includes my story, A Knight Without Armour.

Do soul mates exist? You can find the answer to this perplexing and old-age question in the anthology, Romancing the Soul--True Stories and Verse of the Existence of Soul Mates Around the World. Sixty authors with as many tales and verse prove that soul mates do exist by relating their true experiences in the hopes you will achieve a better understanding of what the soul mate experience is all about.